Fernando Moleres

Barcelone

Fernando Moleres was born in Bilbao – Spain 1963. I started my career in 1990 with a report about ghettos in South Africa. For more than 6 years I was working on a long project in more than 30 countries worldwide:"Children at work" This website shows a selection of varios reports and photographic series. To enter go to frontpage and selection tool. Mother Jones Grant, 1994. Los Angeles, USA. International Prize "Juan Carlos King of Spain", 1995.Spain Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, 1996. Sweden Finalist Eugene Smith Prize, 1997. New York, USA. World Press Photo, series daily life. 1998. Amsterdam. W. Eugene Smith Prize ( 2 prize) 1999. New York. World Press Photo 2003 , series Art, Amsterdam. Beca Revela 2009. Children in African prisons. Premio fotoperiodismo : Ciudad de Gijon . 2 puesto. Born in Bilbao – Spain 1963. I started my career in 1990 with a report about ghettos in South Africa. For more than 6 years I was working on a long project in more than 30 countries worldwide:"Children at work" This website shows a selection of varios reports and photographic series. To enter go to frontpage and selection tool. Mother Jones Grant, 1994. Los Angeles, USA. International Prize "Juan Carlos King of Spain", 1995.Spain Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, 1996. Sweden Finalist Eugene Smith Prize, 1997. New York, USA. World Press Photo, series daily life. 1998. Amsterdam. W. Eugene Smith Prize ( 2 prize) 1999. New York. World Press Photo 2003 , series Art, Amsterdam. Beca Revela 2009. Children in African prisons. Premio fotoperiodismo : Ciudad de Gijon . 2 puesto. “Stolen childhood” about child labour. Published by Acte Sud, Peliti, Braus, Lunwerg and english edition by ILO. July 2000. “Lives of Devotion” about monastic life publised by Rizzoli in english, french an italiana edition. With title : “Hombres de Dios” published by La Esfera. October 2009.

  • Enrique, 12 years,  escaped from a problematic home  and lives on the streets of San Salvador with other street children who form his band. For earning money pull fire at traffic lights waiting driver«s coins. He and mosttly of his band are addicted to glue by inhalation. El Salvador, 1992 © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • The Nagas from Juna Akhara are sadhu order most strict of holy men who has 200.000 members spread in all India. Nagas  refuse all kind of sexuality and materialism but is accepted smoke "charas" of hashish.It has been an important role in Indian culture and ritual of Hindu religion specially  among Shaiv, who believe in lord Shiva.
 They were created to protect, even fighting,  the Hindu religion in ancient times © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Don Paulo praying in church. "The commitment from us is to stand in silence and solitude, prayer is our great help."La Certosa is a contemplative order, millennia, enshrining his entire life to prayer, without a direct relacción abroad. are a few around the world, 450, and define themselves as a community of solitarios.El rhythm of prayer and liturgy certosina mark the day, every day except domingo.Tres equal times per day out of their cells and pray in the church community. They eat in their cells and live in silence but not required .. On Sundays all the monks gather, 16 in the Certosa of San Bruno, in the chapter with the prior and general topics are touched, then they have a recreation time together and go outside for a walk several hours to the office of Vespres.
Don Paulo  rezando en la iglesia."El empeĖo de nosotros es  reposar en el silencio y soledad, la oracion es nuestra gran ayuda".
La certosa  es una orden contemplativa , milenaria, que consagra su vida entera a la oración, sin una relacción directa con el exterior. son unos pocos en todo el mundo, 450, y se autodefinen como una comunidad de solitarios.El ritmo de la oración y la liturgia certosina marca la jornada, todos los dias iguales excepto el domingo.Tres veces por dia salen de sus celdas  para rezar en comunidad en la iglesia. Comen en sus celdas y viven en silencio  aunque no es obligatorio.. Los domingos se reunen todos los monjes, 16 en la certosa de san bruno, en el capitulo con el prior y se tocan temas generales, luego tienen un tiempo de recreacion juntos y salen al exterior a dar un paseo de varias horas hasta el oficio de vespres © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Orthodox monk praying during morning mas  in Crna Reka monastery , Serbia © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Silvan praying in the church of the monastery of Serra San Bruno. Silvan was a young punk musician from the Czech Republic. One day he received the call of God and 2 years after he entered the monastery.La Certosa is a contemplative order, millennia, enshrining his entire life to prayer, without a direct relacción abroad. are a few around the world, 450, and define themselves as a community of solitarios.El rhythm of prayer and liturgy certosina mark the day, every day except domingo.Tres equal times per day out of their cells and pray in the church community. They eat in their cells and live in silence but not required .. On Sundays all the monks gather, 16 in the Certosa of San Bruno, in the chapter with the prior and general topics are touched, then they have a recreation time together and go outside for a walk several hours to the office of Vespres.
Silvan rezando en la iglesia de la cartuja de Serra San Bruno. 
Yo he vivido la vida   con gran intensidad. De los 17 a los 19  fue un músico punk en la república Checa. Un dia, a los 20 aĖos,   cuando vivía con  mi novia, escuchaba un programa sobre filosofía  en la radio. despues conectaron  con una misa radiofónica . No lo apague porque  quería oir el sermón típico  para engaĖar  a la gente pobre. Pero  empecé  a temblar  y a llorar  sin motivación.  Algo  interior  me sacudió. En aquel momento entendí perfectamente  que Dios existia.Me aleje  de mi novia y me refugié un aĖo en la naturaleza. Despues ingreé en la cartuja. 
Los cartujos  son los  monjes más radicales, viven cada uno  en su celda. Yo estoy  aquí  muy feliz   en la oración. 
La certosa  es una orden contemplativa , milenaria, que consagra su vida entera a la oración, sin una relacción directa con el exterior. son unos pocos en todo el mundo, 450, y se autodefinen como una comunidad de solitarios.El ritmo de la oración y la liturgia certosina marca la jornada, todos los dias iguales excepto el domingo.Tres veces por dia salen de sus celdas  para rezar
  • Voislav father, former communist labor, is in charge of the workshop of the monastery of Crna Reka © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • The Certosa is a contemplative order, millennia, enshrining his entire life to prayer, without a direct relacción abroad. are a few around the world, 450, and define themselves as a community of solitarios.El rhythm of prayer and liturgy certosina mark the day, every day except domingo.Tres equal times per day out of their cells and pray in the church community. They eat in their cells and live in silence but not required .. On Sundays all the monks gather, 16 in the Certosa of San Bruno, in the chapter with the prior and general topics are touched, then they have a recreation time together and go outside for a walk several hours to the office of Vespres.
La certosa  es una orden contemplativa , milenaria, que consagra su vida entera a la oración, sin una relacción directa con el exterior. son unos pocos en todo el mundo, 450, y se autodefinen como una comunidad de solitarios.El ritmo de la oración y la liturgia certosina marca la jornada, todos los dias iguales excepto el domingo.Tres veces por dia salen de sus celdas  para rezar en comunidad en la iglesia. Comen en sus celdas y viven en silencio  aunque no es obligatorio.. Los domingos se reunen todos los monjes, 16 en la certosa de san bruno, en el capitulo con el prior y se tocan temas generales, luego tienen un tiempo de recreacion juntos y salen al exterior a dar un paseo de varias horas hasta el oficio de vespres © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
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  • He works at the port of Stone Town, and at dawn, one of his tasks is to kill and soften octopus who fishermen gave to him.He receive the salary in fish. Tanzania, 1997 © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Laura lives with her grandmother in the slum of this huge dump. Their job is collect plastic that  wash and sell to a wholesaler.He never went to school. Guatemala, 1992 © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • El uso activo del tacto para Òbuscar y adquirir informaciónÓ ha sido denominado tacto háptico. El sistema háptico se basa en la percepción distintiva, orientada a la discriminación y al reconocimiento de objetos manipulándolos en lugar de mirándolos.
Centro ÒThe Happy Home & School for blindÓ, Bombay, India. 
©Fernando Moleres,1997 © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
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  • Only three million of armenians live in the Republic and many of them would like to follow the diaspora way; six millions are spread round the world , USA, France, Russia, Middle East © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Memorial of genocide is set in Tsitsernakaberd  hill of Erevan. It consits in a circle of 12 basalt slabs leaning  over to guard an eternal flame. 
In 1913 over 2 millions armenians lived in Otoman Empire. In 1920  remained  less than 100.000 .. The number of murders  inside the actual Turkia was between 600.000 and one and a half million. Never a Turkish goverment recognized such genocide © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • The economy, comerce and  people uses boats as way of transport. Here boats that transport people conecting the two sides of Dhaka city separate for Dhaleswary river. Photo made from market near passanger  terminal in Dhaka port © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Hempel LTD is one of the biggest clothes manufactors in China, and produces clothes for  fashion companys such as spanish Zara, Swedish H&M and varios american brands.
Hempel has more than 2200 workers where 85% are women.
A normal salery is about 800 Yuan (100 U$)/month wich is over the average of the minimum salery in China, low salary in rural areas is 1 U$/ day.
The China  export of garments  fact. today is  60.000 Millions of Euros  The prospects for China is that they are able to  double their textile productions when the quots that USA has with Asia producers disappears. Its expected that 50% of textile indust. in rich Europe-USA will dissapear this decade. The famous  Lewis  company has closed the last factory in America, in 1980 there was 264 fact open in America © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Desmantelando los ordenadores  que  llegan de europa y USA. Aqui se separan las piezas.. Los discos duros y placas reutilizables son separadas , el resto  al fuego.  Estos dos menores han encontrado trabajo  con la llegada de un cargamento de ordenadores comprados por unidades , 1 Euro por cada uno.
El Programa Medioambiental  de Naciones Unidas calcula entre 30 y 50 millones de toneladas  de productos electrónicos son desechados al aĖo, un 70% de estos productos  son embarcados  a países  como Ghana.Según Mike Anane, activista medioambiental de Ghana  solo el 10%  es material en condicines de  funcionamiento y catalogado como no chatarra.
Toda esta  chararra sera desguazada , quemada y reciclada en la inmenso chatarreria de Accra en el barrio  de Agbogbloshie, tambien  llamado Sodoma y Gomorra © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Pilgrims arriving to Bet Debra Sinai (mount Sinai house) whose interior holds the Ò Jesus«cell Ò, o his tomb. Most of pilgrims are illiterate  farmers of isolated highland areas without exterior communication  whom are shock of Lalibela rock-hewn churches. These magnificent temples, carved from volcanic tufa( the same rock into which the persecuted Christian Troglodytes of Turkey cut their underground cities), defy the imagination. Lalibela performed this feat in order to create a substitute Jerusalem, and to save his people the increasingly difficult and dangerous pilgrimage overseas through hostile territory © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Group of Naga sadhus    take a sacred bath in Ganges river during the first bath on 19 jannuary , called Mouni Amavasya "New Moon day of the Saints".
The main & common reason for one to attend this holy festival is to take dip in Holy river, It is said that a holy dip in sacred rivers during Kumbh Mela takes human out of the circle of life & death ( stage known as Moksha ). Pilgrims & Sadhus in great numbers from around the world visit here to liberate themselves. Holy rivers like Ganges , Yamuna & celestial Sarawati joint at  Sangam at Allahbad . These river offers purity, wealth, fertility and wash away the sins of those who bathe in it © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
  • Procession of Nagas from Maha Nirvana akhara (religious center) during the Mouni Amavasya day  , "New Moon of the Saints."
The Nagas are sadhu order most strict of holy men who refuse all kind of sexuality and materialism.They were created to protect the Hindu religion in ancient times.They are know as preserver of faith.
 For the holy men itÕs the first and main bathing day where they participated in gilded and naked processions © Fernando Moleres / LUZphoto
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